Bin: 0000 The Land Brief: GRAINGROW Page 1 of 1 Thursday 11/2/2010 Page: 18 Section: General News Region: NSW Circulation: 50,464 Type: Not available Size: 157.01 sq.cms. Published: ---T--- Looking for a breath of youthful fresh air at GGA IF DAN Cooper, a farmer from including the purchase of BRI Pullabooka, west of Grenfell, and the merger with Kondinin NSW, gets elected to the Grain Group, were a step in the right Growers Association (GGA) direction, he said. board at next week's annual "It is a good idea, it will just general meeting, it will be a great take some fillip for the association's youth time to get leadership program. them settled In recent years Mr Cooper has down." participated in both GGA's He said the Innovation Generation and company Future Grains Industry Leaders needed to programs. find its niche, Now he has decided to take the rather than skills learnt from these programs try and reach and throw his hat in the ring for a right across the grains sector. position on the board as a central "I think filling some of those zone director. old functions of the single desk Mr Cooper (pictured) will contest are required, certainly the the position with incumbent Steve promotions work and some of Hargreaves, who was elected last the research and development, year due to a casual vacancy, and as especially in terms of such, must face election from the classification." members this year. Mr Cooper said Australia's post- The major platform for Mr production service to Cooper's run at the board is to international customers had get a fresh face and the views of a slipped since deregulation. new generation onto the GGA "We are not servicing our executive. customers as well as we could be," "The main reason for me he said. running is to give the board a "On a recent trip to South-East fresh look from the younger Asia I met with quite a few generation's perspective" millers, and the major feedback He hopes to see GGA evolve was that there needed to be some into a similar organisation to sort of representation. America's US Wheat Associates, "There's certainly a void there. A playing a role in advocacy and lot of the millers we met with promotions, as well as developing were looking to see some sort of trade links with potential wheat- representation, and there also buying nations. needs to be training on how to GGA's recent evolution. best use our wheat." Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) licenced copy Ref: 64542812
"Looking for a breath of youthful fresh air at GGA"